Winds of up to 75mph and torrential showers are set to cause widespread disruption. The severe gales will cause travel chaos and disruption to power supplies in Scotland and northern England.
Yellow weather warnings are now in place across northern England.
Leeds, Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland, York and Edinburgh all have yellow weather warnings in place.
Scotland also has yellow weather warnings in place with Inverness, Fort William and Stornoway among just a few places.
Some areas will see winds with maximum speeds of between 70 and 75mph.
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Winds of up to 75mph and torrential showers are set to cause widespread disruption (Image: GETTY)
Cooler air will follow with temperatures dropping below zero as the night draws in.
Another two potential wind warnings are in place for 5am, which will see commuters potentially seeing weather-relate delays to road, rail and air travel.
The warnings will not be lifted until 9pm.
Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: “The wind’s coming from the southwest but it is northern Britain that will feel the brunt of this breezy weather, in Scotland, northern England and northern Ireland, with a risk of 60-65mph gusts on exposed hills and coasts.
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ellow weather warnings are now in place across northern England (Image: MET OFFICE)
“The most exposed areas could see gusts of up to 70mph.
He added: “Not only will it be a